The choice of the best bathroom taps can be as personal like choosing the right car. They’re practical, reliable, and consistent part of your everyday life that’s going to be in your home for considerable amount of time. How can you be sure you make the right choice? Simple: weigh your options!

This is a beginner’s guide to the different types of bathroom faucets and their finishes, so that you can be absolutely certain that you’ve made the right choice.

Important Considerations:
Water Pressure

Your water pressure determines which faucets you’ll find in your bathroom, so it’s vital to be aware of this beforehand.

If you have a tap that requires a large water pressure in order to work, yet you have low pressure water at home, you’re probably going to receive just a small drizzle unfortunately.

Prior to deciding between the various styles of bathroom taps it is essential that you choose one that is suitable for your pressure system to ensure it operates properly. If your home reaches the ‘minimum water pressure’ that is required by the new faucet and you’re ready to go.

Tap Holes

Whether you’ve gotten your hands on a stunning brand new basin (lucky you! ) or you’re simply replacing an old tap, it’s vital that you be aware of any tap holes which have been pre-drilled. If your basin has one pre-drilled tap hole you’ll need a mixer tap to allow both your cold and hot water out of one spout. in the case of 2 taps, you’ll require some pillar taps , typically one for hot water, and another to use cold water, or alternatively an articulating deck mixer tap.

Naturally, in the event that interested in looking extra modern and possess a bathroom that has no already-drilled tap holes then you can go for a wall mounted tap you can drill as many holes you like, based on the style of bathroom taps you’d prefer. It’s almost too much freedom!

Bath vs Basin Taps

Keep an eye out when purchasing your taps to make sure you’re getting the correct one. Most of the time, you can get your hands on a set of bathtub and basin taps or even a set that’s been bundled together. If you’re considering each one separately, you’ll need to ensure you purchase the right basin and bath tap since they’re not all-inclusive. Make sure you don’t try to connect the bath tap into a basin – you might end up wasting precious time and money due to an error.

Bathroom Taps: Different Types

Mono Bathroom Mixer Taps

Mono mixer taps can be fairly straightforward once you’ve discovered their fancy name. Mono, meaning one singular faucet; as well as mixer, meaning a tap that blends the cold and hot water flow into one steady stream.

These are the most commonly used type of bathroom sink taps and come in an array of designs and colors. They’re perfect if you happen to have one pre-drilled tap hole or if you’re an enthusiast of elegant minimalist style. Taps for mono basins certainly will not disappoint.

Mono basin taps also available in a range of sizes that’s why if you’re adding a smaller basin to your cloakroom and you require an ultra-mini mono bathroom tap to go with it, you’re sure to find one!

Pillar Tap Pairs

Pillar bathroom taps or pillar tap pairs are most often associated with more traditional bathroom design . Perhaps you even had a pair of these gorgeous taps in your childhood home! There’s no denying they are timeless in style. In addition, they’re offered in more contemporary styles in case you’re looking for contemporary styles of bathroom taps.

These wonderful tap pairs give you the best control in achieving your ideal temperature for water thanks to their unique hot and cold handle designs. This can be a useful feature when you’re taking an bath for your temperature sensitive children, or even for your pet’s needs too.

The only drawback to these beautiful basins is the location If you be blessed with two tap hole or have the ability to drill two more that’s fine in that case. However, if purchased a gorgeous basin with just the tap’s hole you’ll have to select a single basin tap. Luckily, lots of our taps are offered in a range of styles, so that if you’ve found “the one” however it’s not the appropriate style, there may be something very similar in your required style available anyway.

Wall-mounted bathroom taps

These beautiful bathroom taps will appeal to those who love modern design because they stray from the traditional basin mounted taps; although, like the majority of good bathroom taps, wall mounted taps can be found in traditional and contemporary designs.

One of the benefits of wall mounted taps is that they allow for effortless maintenance of the bath and basin. There aren’t deck mounted taps for you to awkwardly attempt to clean around, so you can keep your decks as tidy and tidy as you wish.

Although there aren’t any tap holes to limit your creative design ideas It is crucial to keep in mind that you’ll have to place these taps somewhere in practical situ to your bath or basin. Save the super high-up placements to your high-end shower head!

3-hole bathroom taps

People who want to show off will surely be drawn by a striking three hole bathroom tap. It’s similar to a 2 hole tap in the sense that it comes with two levers for hot and cold, with the third additional outlet being the one that is the spout itself in the middle.

Basin taps of this kind can be used in virtually any bathroom style as they’re available in modern and traditional styles. What’s more, ever the various taps, three hole basin and bath taps are available in wall mounted and deck mounted designs, so you’ll be able to use them no matter your orientation preference.

If you’re lucky enough to have an undrilled basin, it’s possible that you could change the location of your three hole taps as well. Certain people place all three located in the middle of their basin, while others have the spout in the middle and the hot and cold tap handles close to the edges for a unusual look.

Tall Bathroom Taps

If you’re deciding on the perfect bathroom sink taps There are a lot of things to consider apart from the obvious cosmetic desires we all have. For instance, what type of basin you’ve got. If you’ve chosen an exquisite countertop basin, many standard styles of basin taps aren’t tall enough for a perfect water flow; this is where high-quality basin taps are in! High-rise mixer taps are attractive in appearance and ideal to go with taller, beautiful countertop basin you have.

They’re all in mono mixers and are available in a variety of traditional and modern styles. As always, be wary of the pressure you’ll get when buying a tall bathroom tap, because there’s more space for the water to travel , and you could need a little more pressure than the norm.

Bridge Taps

These amazing bathroom mixer taps require two faucet holes, with one each for cold and hot handles. They then join and mix at the spout. This will allow you two to get the ideal temperature for your water. Bridge taps are more suited to those traditionalists among us typically with a long spout and two crosshead tap handles. However, don’t allow their classic appearance deceive you. These beautiful bathroom basin taps incorporate the latest technology to ensure you receive top quality products.

Types of Bath Taps

Bath Shower Mixers

Bath shower mixers offer the most versatile bathroom tap. They allow you to have a traditional bath filler alongside the shower handle that is extending away from the tap. They are perfect for shower baths where space is limited or to rinse hair when you are at the bathroom.

Deck Mounted Bath Taps

Deck mounted taps are connected to your bathtub using holes that are drilled into the bath rim. They are the most commonly used type of bath faucet you’ll come across as they’re easy to install and give the appearance of a minimalist, clean design.

Wall-mounted Bath Taps

Wall-mounted bath taps are a fashionable way to eliminate the clutter that is around your bathtub. The taps are fixed to the wall that is above the bath, and then extend in order to fill it. They are perfect for those who want to create a minimalist look and offer versatility as they can be placed either at the foot or alongside the bath. But, wall-mounted taps can be trickier to install because drilling in the wall is required, this also means that accessing pipes for maintenance may be a challenge.

Mono Bath Taps

Mono bath taps are a beautifully simplistic bathtub accessory. There is only one handle to regulate flow and temperature, and a single the water outlet, these taps are perfect for people looking to create the perfect minimalist bathroom.

Bath Pillar Taps

Pillar taps are ideal for anyone who wants to design traditional bathroom. They come with separate taps for hot & cold water, they’re easy to install and offer precise control of temperature.

Three Hole Bath Taps

3 hole taps provide simple control over hot and cold water. These bath taps come with 3 holes, one to control hot water as well as one for cold-water control and a final hole to connect to a water outlet.

4 and five hole Bath Taps

Our 5 hole and 4 hole bath taps are equipped with both cold and hot water controls and outlets that come in different combinations. Alongside the normal bath outlet they also come with shower heads that offer the feel of a refreshing shower whilst relaxing in your bath.

Bathroom Tap Finishes

Black Taps

There’s a chance you’ve seen the new monochrome bathroom trend through Instagram, Pinterest, magazines or even in your family’ homes, and there’s no reason to wonder why it’s so widespread. Bathroom faucets with black finishes offer an elegant, timeless design that instantly adds a splash of extra pizzazz in your living space. Sometimes it’s all in little things this is the reason why we’re such big fans of black bathroom taps. It doesn’t matter if you’re all out monochrome, or just want a touch of black style, we have the tap for you.

These stunning taps are available in a wide range of styles, so whether you’re after a bathroom basin tap or a shower mixer tap, or both – you’re sure to be in love with one (or any) the black faucets we have.

Gold Taps

Achieving an entire new quality is pretty much the only motive to put your hands on a gorgeous gold bathroom tap. Bathroom taps with brushed brass have a subtle golden tint that will turn your guests green in envy. Match them with your bath taps and shower head to create a luxurious bathroom appearance, or give a subtle hint of gold by way of the Basin mixer tap.

Brass Taps

The charm of brass bathroom faucets is their range of styles and finishes. If you’re looking for a more modern look, you should consider the Crosswater MRPRO Industrial collection is the best option. The unlacquered brushed brass is made to age and patina with time, while a simple brushed brass tap keeps its golden color. You might prefer things a little shinier too so polished brass taps might be more suited to your house.

Chrome Taps

Simple is sometimes essential for a bathroom, so if your an enthusiast of a delicate appearance in the bathroom, then chrome bathroom taps will definitely be a game changer. These simple taps come with an elegant chrome finish that matches any bathroom aesthetic, and promise a long lifetime of quality and reliability.

There are a myriad of different styles, our entire collection of chrome taps checks all the boxes, which means you can complete your bathroom with ease regardless of the tap holes or absence thereof!

A Little Different a Little Different

Although chrome taps offer a divine simple design, there are equally striking alternatives that can add a few hues to your bathroom; for instance, copper taps, rose gold taps, and the stainless steel faucets.

Copper bathroom faucets are sure to provide a distinctive touch to your bathroom decor, particularly if you’re a lover of industrial style and the latter provides the appearance of brushed taps, but is a little less to chrome taps. If you’re a fan of the simplicity of chrome taps , but aren’t searching for something as shiny, stainless steel offers another classic look that adds modern appeal to your kitchen mixer faucets.

As always, each finish comes in a range of styles, so you’re not limited by a number or tap hole. Make sure you keep in mind the water pressure that is required to avoid any installation issues!